An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.
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Top Rated TV #249 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Anne Shirley (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Marilla Cuthbert (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Matthew Cuthbert (2 episodes, 1985)
Patricia Hamilton ...
 Rachel Lynde (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Miss Muriel Stacy (2 episodes, 1985)
Schuyler Grant ...
 Diana Barry (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Gilbert Blythe (2 episodes, 1985)
Charmion King ...
 Aunt Josephine (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Mrs. Amelia Evans (2 episodes, 1985)
Rosemary Radcliffe ...
 Mrs. Elizabeth Barry (2 episodes, 1985)
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 John Sadler (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Mrs. Allan (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Rev. Allan (2 episodes, 1985)
Paul Brown ...
 Mr. Phillips (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Josie Pye (2 episodes, 1985)
Trish Nettleton ...
 Jane Andrews (2 episodes, 1985)
Jennifer Inch ...
 Ruby Gillis (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Mrs. Hammond (2 episodes, 1985)
Dawn Greenhalgh ...
 Mrs. Cadbury (2 episodes, 1985)
Jack Mather ...
 Station Master (2 episodes, 1985)
Vivian Reis ...
 Mrs. Spencer (2 episodes, 1985)
Samantha Langevin ...
 Mrs. Blewett (2 episodes, 1985)
Mag Ruffman ...
 Alice Lawson (2 episodes, 1985)
Sean McCann ...
 Dr. O'Reilly (2 episodes, 1985)
Roxolana Roslak ...
 Madame Selitsky (2 episodes, 1985)
Robert Haley ...
 Professor (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Mr. Barry (2 episodes, 1985)
Morgan Chapman ...
 Minnie May Barry (2 episodes, 1985)
David Roberts ...
 Tom (2 episodes, 1985)
Nancy Beatty ...
 Essie (2 episodes, 1985)
David Hughes ...
 Thomas Lynde (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Prissy Andrews (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Moody Spurgeon (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Punch Woman (2 episodes, 1985)
Rex Southgate ...
 Section Head (2 episodes, 1985)
Juliana Saxton ...
 Pink Woman (2 episodes, 1985)
Molly Thom ...
 Lace Woman (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Student (2 episodes, 1985)
Sandra Scott ...
 Mrs. Harrington (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Porter (2 episodes, 1985)
Ray Ireland ...
 Mr. Hammond (2 episodes, 1985)
Martha Maloney ...
 Fairview Nurse (2 episodes, 1985)
Stuart Hamilton ...
 Mme. Selitsky's Accompanist (2 episodes, 1985)
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At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne...if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls into a series of scrapes (and off a roof), makes a bosom friend, searches (and finds) several kindred spirits, Matthew and Marilla discover that their lives have become a great deal richer, now that Anne is at Green Gables. Written by Kathy Li

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17 February 1986 (USA)  »

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Anne auf Green Gables  »

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Trivia

Schuyler Grant auditioned for the role of Anne Shirley before she was eventually cast as Diana Barry. See more »

Goofs

When Marilla shows Anne to her room on her first night at Green Gables, Megan Follows enters the room and when she does her hat brushes Colleen Dewhurst in the face. When Colleen Dewhurst turns toward the camera, you can see her barely holding in her laughter. According to Kevin Sullivan, Dewhurst was renowned for her practical jokes, and she did something in the room as a joke on Megan Follows. Sullivan could not recall exactly what Dewhurst had done. This is the reason why she's trying to hold in her "laughter". See more »

Quotes

[Anne has just fallen from a roof]
Diana Barry: Just say one word and tell me if you're killed!
Anne Shirley: No but I think I've been rendered unconscious.
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Connections

Referenced in Avonlea: Aunt Hetty's Ordeal (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Vienna Blood
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball and heard on phonograph
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EXCELLENT!! ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES!!!
1 November 2004 | by (Mos Eisley, Tattoine) – See all my reviews

This movie is such a wonderful piece of art!!! It truly follows all that L. M. Montgomery imagined!!!

I definitely recommend its sequels, starring the same cast!!

The romance between Anne and Gilbert is enchanting, the scenery is beautiful, Anne and Diana's friendship is overwhelming, and Marilla, Matthew, and Rachel Lynde will all become dear to your heart.

If you love the movie, you will love the books!!! I know that I did, and I feel as if Green Gables and all of Anne, Diana, and Gilbert's "haunts" (aka Lover's Lane, Dryad's Bubble, the Lake of Shining Waters, the Haunted Wood) are a part of me, as well as Avonlea and everywhere else Anne goes.


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